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Title: Improving quality of life in patients with pituitary tumours
Author: Crespo, Iris
Santos Vives, Alicia
Resmini, Eugenia
Valassi, Elena
Martínez Momblán, Mª Antonia
Webb Youdale, Susan
Keywords: Qualitat de vida
Hipòfisi
Tumors
Síndrome de Cushing
Quality of life
Pituitary gland
Tumors
Cushing's syndrome
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Touch Medical Media
Abstract: Evaluation of health-related quality of life (QoL) in people with pituitary tumours has received much attention over the last 10-15 years. Most of them show impaired QoL, but little is known about how to prevent impairment or how to improve QoL. Our aim is to review what is known about QoL in pituitary tumours patients and to highlight the areas worth improving, for the patient's well being. The article has four sections: acromegaly, Cushing's syndrome, prolactinomas and non-functioning adenomas. Control of comorbidities is usually an important factor to prevent QoL impairment; however, each disease has specific characteristics that should be properly addressed in order to obtain full patient recovery after successful therapy.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.17925/EE.2013.09.01.32
It is part of: European Endocrinology, 2013, vol. 9, num. 1, p. 32-36
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/108382
ISSN: 1758-3772
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria Fonamental i Medicoquirúrgica)

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